Posted by basslord1124 | May 09, 2019 @ 01:46 PM | 477 Views
To go along with the Flitetest forum's challenge Getting stupid with the Tiny Trainer, here's a video of my first flight and crash of the FT Tiny Trainer. I thought for this flight I'd be trying to get it trimmed out, but I spent more time going all over the place with it. Damage was pretty minor on the crash. I originally imagined this plane as kinda floaty but really on 3 cell power it's kind of a handful. Enjoy!

Getting stupid with the FT Tiny Trainer... maiden and crash! (1 min 9 sec)

Posted by UpNup | May 09, 2019 @ 11:42 AM | 522 Views
Building the P-51B takes two wheels .75 in. thick and 3” in diameter. The tail wheel is 1” in diameter and about a half-inch thick.

Yes I could have spent $12 to buy Williams Brothers excellent balloon tires. However, I could get some balsa stock for $4.

After research I built the wheels in layers. The hubcaps came from a thin sheet of modelers plastic—1/32” maybe. I used a 1/4” in. paper hole punch to make the revolver-patterned holes. They usually take 8 triangles, but I never was satisfied with test hubcaps. The plastic is crisp.

I don’t have a lathe or a way to screw these onto my drill. I cut the ply and balsa circles out using a micro-blade saw. I got close to the line. The 1/8” ply wanted to splinter. The 1/16” ply sheets were really solid.

The layers alternated left to right: 1/8” balsa, 1/16” ply, 3/32” balsa, 1/8” ply, 3/32” balsa, 1/16” ply, and 1/8” balsa. I carefully marked a center point on each circle poking they the template cut from the plans. On the outside balsa disks, I cut out holes for the hubcaps using the template from the plans. They were difficult to get truly circular.

The tailwheel was only one 1/8” ply middle and 1/8” balsa with the circles cut out. I did not add a hubcap to the tailwheel...yet.

After gluing, I stuck a T-pin thru the pre-drilled center holes and sanded the perimeter of the wheels. I taped a sheet of 100 grit sandpaper on my sork bench. I rocked the wheels while sanding. It was hard to sand the ply disks....Continue Reading
Posted by Bill M - RC | May 09, 2019 @ 10:34 AM | 495 Views
Hi fellow rc enthusiasts

UDiRC UDI005 RC Boat review. After my first disappointing run in my first review of this UDiRC UDI005 Arrow Brushless High Speed RC Boat, I mod and change the battery connecter to a XT60 plug and use a higher c-rating battery with a great result.

Get this UDiRC UDI005 Arrow Brushless High Speed up to 50kph Water Cooled RC Boat here now:

UDiRC UDI005 Arrow Brushless RC Boat review - Rerun with a good result (7 min 20 sec)

Posted by Keith Kindrick | May 09, 2019 @ 10:19 AM | 490 Views
After several conversations on how to set up the throttle for F5J I quickly found that there is no one stop set of instructions to do this. ALES and F5J are the electric sailplane events where having an arming switch tied to throttle is very beneficial. ALES (altitude limiting electric sailplane) can use the standard motor setup in the DX9 / DX18 using the bind button or switch designated to power on the motor to 100%. That is pretty standard. What happens when you need to launch with a low power setting? Throwing the sailplane and going to the slider on the right or left is cumbersome at best. Another solution is to set a motor curve with a value on the low throttle setting. When you enable the arming switch it turns the motor on and you can then fly away with ease by not fumbling for the slider switch. Using a 3 position switch to select one of 3 motor speeds: loiter, cruise and climb (low medium and high) will make it easier to fly these events.

I have attached a series of instructions that will give you the basic idea behind what to do for this programming. With so many ways to do things this is just an example. You can use this to tailor toward your needs using various other switches.
Posted by frank4wing | May 09, 2019 @ 10:11 AM | 433 Views
Same settings as for the Turtle as before but I had to do some color grading, maybe because it was a bit cloudy.

Lost Bridge (4 min 3 sec)

Posted by Merch | May 09, 2019 @ 01:35 AM | 714 Views coupon: efbc2b

Had a stuck gimbal so took it apart seems to be ok for now with a newer board version V2.3

Full Video review to come!

JJRC X9 Heron GPS 5G WiFi FPV with 1080P Camera Optical Flow Positioning RC Drone Quadcopter RTF

Brand Name: JJRC
Item NO.: X9
Item Name: Heron Drone
Controller Frequency: 2.4Ghz
Channel: 4-Channels
Camera: 1080P (adjustable angle)
Motor: Brushless Motor
Battery: 11.4V 1000mAh Li-ion Battery (Included)
Flight time: About 14-15 mins
Charging time: About 250mins
Radio Mode: Mode 2 (Left-hand Throttle),WiFi APP
Control Distance: 1000m
Max Speed: 20km/h
Compatible with Additional Gimbal: No
FPV Distance: 200 - 300m
Transmitter Power: Built-in rechargeable battery
Quadcopter Size: 14.8 x 14.5 x 6cm
Quadcopter Weight: 258g
Color: Black, White (Optional)

- GPS Positioning. Under GPS mode, when the aircraft receives the signal from satellites, it will position where it is.
- 5G WIFI FPV. 1080P videos and photos, 720P real-time transmission.
- 1080P HD Camera Gimbal. It is equipped with 1080P camera, tuned amazingly to capture pictures and videos from the sky, also with two-axis brushless gimbal,helping the drone record vibration-free footages.
- Optical Flow Positioning. It captures image data with the drone's bottom camera, then uses the optical flow to improve the smoothness of...Continue Reading
Posted by Carmen Chen | May 09, 2019 @ 01:20 AM | 600 Views
Flytec 2011-5 RC Boat Fish Finder 1.5kg Loading Remote Control Fishing Bait Boat KIT Version DIY Boat

KIT version without electric parts, but making DIY process more interesting and challenging.
Boat body: Adopt high quality ABS material to inject molding, more stable and firm which can against the strong wind and wave, great outlook, exquisite workmanship and quality.
Double motor cover design: for installing two motors to gain stronger power.
Very functional and useful bait boat for fishing lovers.

Package List:
2 * Water Grass Filter Cover
2 * Trough Bait Feeder
1 * Antenna
1 * Cabin Handle
1 * Power Switch Kit
1 * Cabin Cover
1 * Remote Controller Kit
1 * Motor Cover Kit
1 * Charger

1. Boat body adopts high quality ABS material to inject molding, more stable and firm which can againt the stong wind and wave, great outlook, exquisite workmanship and quality.
2. Double motors, huge loading Two separate bait tanks which can be controlled separately.Super large capacity baits tank,weight is 1.5kg
3. 500M remote control distance without the interference, signal is more stable under the clear environment.
4. Great value, low noise, high performance with affordable price
5. Waterproof battery power display, accurate, considerate indicator
6. Streamlined boat back design for higher speed, wind waves resistance
7. Front LED light design, convenient night version, effective fish attracting
8. High capacity Lithium battery, which is...Continue Reading
Posted by | May 08, 2019 @ 10:38 PM | 456 Views
The Hobbymate Asteroid is a new 3 inch quadcopter that is available in kit, BNF or PNF formats that is available with motors and electronics suitable for 4s or 6s (!) operation. The purpose of the blog linked is to show how I have built in close detail and how I have set up betaflight software for optimal performance. Note you can spend an extra $30 to have this build with a FRSKY receiver but I always like to tinker and optimise my build which is why I have chosen this path.

Personally I prefer to build myself, part of the fun of the hobby. Documentation not so much but now it's done!

I'll follow up with the review shortly but boy this is crazy quick in a straight line. With a CNHL 650mah 4s and a 80% throttle limit it's faster than anything I've flown. I plan to put a GPS on to verify.

Posted by FPV.Model | May 08, 2019 @ 09:26 PM | 458 Views

Updated on May 8th, 2019: This is the latest 10th anniversary version of RMILEC NB20 20 Channel UHF LRS System. Comparing to previous versions, it is not only much easier to install, but the heat dissipation and positioning function also have been greatly improved.

Product link:

The NB20 system adopts the latest RF technology, providing very high adjacent channel rejection ratio and anti-blocking performance, which gives rise to the outstanding anti-jamming capability of the new system.

The NB20 receiver can detect the frequency and amplitude of EMI interference with unbeatable accuracy and precision based on the extremely low self-noise of -125dBm. The RF performance of NB20 system surpasses the older 4047 systems several orders of magnitude.

Furthermore, NB20 system takes high-speed processor for signal acquisition and output with very high precision. Its high efficiency transceiver can make full use of band width limitation and spend shorter time to work out data exchanging,and frequency calibration.

As for operation, The NB20 system is compatible with any receiver to construct a signal relay system. It is highly compatible with mature products on the present market, such as FUT, JR, HITEC, TDF, FS, XINYI etc. There is no need for consumers to change the old remote control system or any parameter settings to directly extend the remote control range. PWM output-and-input is one-to-one. It can relay...Continue Reading
Posted by JohnVH | May 08, 2019 @ 01:16 PM | 600 Views
Another awesome flight on the F22!
Sunny Day Flight Freewing F-22 Raptor 90mm EDF Jet! F22 Motion RC (4 min 13 sec)

Posted by GroundControlRC | May 08, 2019 @ 08:57 AM | 596 Views
Review - Faster more Accurate Cuts with the Foam Werks Straight & Bevel Cutting Tool

Here is a link to the Video:

This tool is courtesy of Logan Graphics / Foam Werks.
I have been looking at these tool for quite some time as I have seen then in Hobby Lobby.
I always wondered if this tool would no only make my cuts more accurate but would also save me time.
This is the very first time I have used this tool and just using this tool during the demonstration I can tell it will save me time and make the cuts more accurate.

Here is a Link to the Logan Graphics / Foam Werks Website:

Here is their video demonstration of this tool:

Here is where you can buy this tool:

Here is a link for replacement blades:

See you in the Air!

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Posted by JimHSoars | May 08, 2019 @ 06:28 AM | 522 Views
I'm watching the news show Amanpour and Company on US public broadcasting and reading the E-Flite Valiant™ 1.3m BnF Basic thread. The subject on Amanpour is Chinese detention camps in West China for the local Uyghur (pronounced weeger) people. The Uyghur people are Muslim. Apparently they are being persecuted by the majority Han Chinese who have recently migrated in large numbers to the Uyghur home land in Western China. This made me realize how small my RC hobby is compared to how much time I put into it.
Posted by Tazkiller85 | May 08, 2019 @ 05:02 AM | 528 Views
Yep Les Amis,
Autonomie et Puissance !!! Cela fait maintenant 3 semaines que j'ai en test ces oreillettes bluetooth, Muzili TWS-X9 PLUS. Et bien, après avoir testé et comparé avec d'autres produits dans le même ordre de prix, je suis convaincu de leur efficacité et de leur qualité . Une autonomie bien plus importante que les autres avec son boitier de 3000mAh qui permet plus de 40 recharges ! Un son de qualité sans atteindre la haute fidélité bien sur mais un très bon rendu des basses , et surtout une surprenante puissance par rapport à celles que j'ai testé jusqu'à maintenant. Confortables et légères, en bref .. Je valide largement . Bon Film à Tous !!!

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Posted by Silkencobra07 | May 07, 2019 @ 10:19 PM | 483 Views
I broke the front spindle carrier on my 1:14 tacon thriller/ lc racing short course truck and im trying to remove the carrier from the suspension arm, it seems to have a pin of some sort, i dont see a allen screw. I dont wanna break anything therefore i have not tried anything to remove it, if anyone could please tell me the correct way to remove it i would appreciate it thanks.
Posted by burkefj | May 07, 2019 @ 08:20 PM | 560 Views
I was asked by several folks to see if I could bring back my profile Dyna-soar kit I used to do as a rocket glider, due to the loss of true depron 6mm, the depron aero wasn't stiff enough to continue the kit and MPF was not uniform or stiff enough either. I was able to buy a supply of 9mm depron when rcfoam went out of business, so for a limited time I'm redoing the kit, calling it the Lifting Body, even though this is more of a small winged boosted glider than a true lifting body, it still fits the definition. Profile gets you maximium wing area, the 9mm is heavier but is definitely robust. Available from

Here's a pic and video, 21" wingspan, 31" length, 14 oz rtf using a 24mm E-6 rocket motor. This is the same size as on the cover photo on top of the Titan II stack, but without a full fuse to make kitting/construction and flight times better. It can also be had with two other fuse/wingtip profiles to simulate X-24 or HL-10 styles

Lifting Body RC Rocket glider kit from Dynasoar Rocketry (1 min 9 sec)

Dynasoar Rocketry RC Lifting Body rocket glider kits, 3 styles to choose from! (3 min 5 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by beechbum | May 07, 2019 @ 06:38 PM | 556 Views
A few pictures.
Also a JHH A7 complete arf
Posted by Olivier_C | May 07, 2019 @ 04:58 PM | 1,600 Views
INAV-Radar is an addition to the INAV flight control software, it relays information about UAVs in the area to the flight controller for display on the OSD. INAV-Radar does this by using LoRa radio to broadcast position, altitude, speed, name etc

Project page at github :

Supported hardware :

"ESP32 is a series of low-cost, low-power system on a chip microcontrollers with integrated Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth. The ESP32 series employs a Tensilica Xtensa LX6 microprocessor in both dual-core and single-core variations and includes in-built antenna switches, RF balun, power amplifier, low-noise receive amplifier, filters, and power-management modules. ESP32 is created and developed by Espressif Systems, a Shanghai-based Chinese company, and is manufactured by TSMC using their 40 nm process."

As sample, known to work :

433MHz ESP32 LoRa Modem at banggood :
868/915MHz ESP32 LoRa Modem at banggood :

Flight software: iNav

The radar require a development branch of the iNav flight software, pick the target for your own FC here :
Or at the main page for the project at Github :

OR if you want to/can build iNav yourself, pull from this branch :

1 : Installation

Main thread for iNav is here : Reading
Posted by steve mahoney | May 07, 2019 @ 03:31 PM | 610 Views
This subject certainly is unique in NZ – it’s the Tumeke – the only pusher tug in the country. For a kick-off, it’s tiny, only 9m long (27ft). That’s smaller than a small truck. It could go on the New York ATB as deck cargo.

And it’s not pretty – some might even say ugly. It certainly is ‘challenged’ in the looks department.

It was built in 1995 by Northeastern for Benson Brothers (to a Chris Benson design) and is now based out of the major port of Tauranga. It spends most of its time pushing a harbour works barge and dredge around the small provincial ports on the Coromandel Peninsular, making and repairing marinas.

Tumeke means ‘startled’ and I’m sure you would be, in a high sea. It doesn’t look as if it would be very stable without a barge attached.

Construction was pretty straightforward, I started by drawing up some plans based on several photos I found online, and then the process followed my usual methods. As the model is so small the build didn't take too long or present many problems.

A complete build log is at: Reading